USDA Seeks Comment on Environmental Assessment for Biological Control Agent for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
May 20, 2010
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is making available to the public an environmental assessment relative to the control of hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae). The environmental assessment considers the effects of, and alternatives to, the release of an insect, Laricobius osakensis, into the continental United States for use as a biological control agent to reduce the severity of hemlock woolly adelgid infestations. APHIS is making the environmental assessment available to the public for review and comment.
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